Powerful, Award-Winning Film 'The Mask You Live In' Screened at Second Parent Wellness Forum Dec. 3

SUMMIT, NJ - "The Mask You Live In,"  a documentary that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity, will highlight the second in a series of Parent Wellness Forums December 3 at the Millburn High School (MHS) auditorium. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Superintendents and Student Assistance Counselors (SAC) of Summit, Chatham, Millburn, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence have partnered, and will each host an awareness forum as part of the "Parent Wellness Series: What You Need To Know" at their respective high schools.
Summit High School hosted the inaugural event in the series, entitled "The Spectrum of Substance Abuse," October 20.
Attendees December 3 will see clips, illustrating the messages boys and young men receive from society about what it means to “be a man,” and how that impacts their behaviors and choices.
The movie, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, poignantly depicts the crisis of boyhood in America -- a crisis that affects boys and girls alike. The documentary explores what is underneath the mask that people put on everyday. 

A panel discussion with school and community leaders will follow to examine what can and should be done to raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. The expert panel includes MHS Director of Guidance Nancy Siegel, MHS Athletic Director Dr. Ted D’Alessio, Reverend Johann Bosman, Community Congregational Church, Short Hills, and Dr. Peter Economou, Counseling & Wellness Center, Springfield. 

The documentary is geared for parents, educators, coaches and other adults who interact with children of all ages. The film's distributors suggest that it is also appropriate for high school age boys and girls.

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